In 1974 I developed a passion for collecting autographs which led me to form America's Memories. I have been a lifelong collector . I began with baseball cards. By the early 70's I became fascinated with bobbin' head dolls and autographs. My collection of vintage sports and non-sports bobbin head dolls numbered over 1200 pieces. And my autograph collection became almost too large to catalog.
Forming America's Memories allowed me to continue collecting and upgrading my pieces while having the opportunity to share vintage autographs with other collectors. Currently, America's Memories sells wholesale to some of the finest retailers in the United States, Canada and Australia. It also has a very wide spread collectors base.
America's Memories is unique, in that, it is one of the few autograph dealers that covers the entire spectrum of autograph collecting. We specialize in vintage and modern autographs in the historical, presidential, sports and entertainment fields. Whether a collector's fancy runs toward signed photos, signature cuts, documents or memorabilia, America's Memories is a one-stop shop for the collector.
I am from New England but have lived in Texas for over 25 years. I am a graduate of Paier School, attended Quinnipiac University and have been working in the advertising and marketing areas of business my entire life.
At America's Memories all autographs are checked and authenticated by a third party examiner. Every autograph America's Memories sells has been examined and authenticated by a trained forensic hand writing examiner that has been Board Certified and Court approved. We strongly believe that the authentication of autographs must be done by examiners that are trained in that field. Only then can you be sure you are receiving an authentic and guaranteed piece. All of our examiners have and are doing government work in the field of forensic hand writing examination.
We further do not believe that the Johnny-come-lately so-called authentication companies have the expertise to offer a valued opinion. Most of the people employed by these companies have absolutely no training in authentication signatures. Most are ex-trading card dealers with no background in signature and hand writing verification. In addition, their opinions will hold up in a court of law. And most of their supposed Certificates of Authenticity state that they have the right to change their mind at any time. Wow. Therefore, we do not accept opinions from JSA, PSA or BA. We will entertain opinions from qualified forensic examiners.
Check out our need to know section for more information on these authenticators.
To become even more unique, all of America's Memories autographs are sold with museum quality materials. They are all double matted, framed and ready to hang at no additional cost. I believe that an outstanding presentation and display is a must for conveying the character of the autograph being collected. A Thomas A. Edison or Carlo Gambino check is lifeless without a photo of the individual.
ALL OUR AUTOGRAPHS ARE FRAMED AND READY TO HANG. Plexiglas is used rather than glass, so care must be taken cleaning the piece. One is to use only non-abrasive plastic cleaners, i.e. eye glass cleaner and non-scratching cloths. Each has the forensic certificate on the back of the piece. This should be take off and stored in a safe place because that is your proof of owner ship in case of peril.
We ship almost exclusively FEDEX GROUND an NO CHARGE. We can upon request offer and arrange for other shipping methods at additional cost.
We will entertain reasonable offers for our merchandise and have the right to accept the offer, reject the offer or make a counter offer. That is just a good way to do business.
We will happily accept returns for any product that was harmed in the shipping, was not received or was not as exactly shown and described on the web site. If it is a question of authenticity, we will only consider opinions from board certified and court approved forensic handwriting examiners and retain the option two have a third opinion from the like. We will not accept opinions from untrained and unqualified individuals and companies. We do not charge restocking fees on any returns. If you have any question just contact us.